Ludza river and nontraditional healing place

The story will guide you by one of the largest and most peculiar rivers in Ludza Municipality – the Ludza River. In the documents of the past centuries, which are written in Russian, the river is called ‘Lža’. However, later it became known as ‘Ilža’ among the local residents. The wire rope bridge over the Ilža River leads to a somewhat mystical and unworldly place called the ‘Finger of God’ of Cibla, locally known as the ‘place of healing’. It is a natural formation, wisely used by our Baltic ancestors – seers, kriwes, priests, and wise men to create a place where the human soul could rest, whereas the body could be cleansed from negative energy and absorb the energy of nature.